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Albeit a close game, anytime you have Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng combine for seven total points, it could be hard to beat just about anyone.
Cards were right on par with their average of 11.4 steals a game with 12. That led to a 21-6 advantage in Points Off Turnovers. That kind of advantage is not typical in a loss.
Just under 37% of Louisville’s offense came from Russ Smith’s 25 points. Chane Behanan and Wayne Blackshear added nine each and Montrezl Harrell come off the bench and chipped in eight.
Prior to the match-up against the Orange, Louisville’s past three games had a minimum 73% average at the free throw line (two above 85%). The Cards regressed back to below average form connecting on 13-20 for 65%.
While averaging three double figure scorers per game, Syracuse’s defense allowed only one. Russ Smith (25).
By the numbers, things couldn’t have been much more even. Both teams made 24 field goals with seven made three pointers. The difference in the game was at the free...
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Russ Smith seemed upbeat following Louisville’s 70-68 loss to Syracuse. Russ was very complementary of Syracuse and says the team has already moved on and is looking to the next game.
Just 24-hours after making an official visit to Louisville, 3-star defensive lineman Derrick Calloway has de-committed from the Cardinal program and is now a part of South Florida’s recruiting class. Calloway had given Louisville a verbal commitment in December and left this weekend saying he was solid with that commitment, despite taking a visit to South Florida last weekend and...
After a 70-68 loss to Syracuse on Saturday, University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino met with the media on Monday to talk about the Cardinals’ game on Tuesday at Villanova. Pitino had plenty to say about the Wildcats, the loss to the Orangemen and his team’s progress. Cardinal Authority was there.
Many of you have probably heard the story about Manti Te’o and how his “girlfriend” who supposedly died of cancer before Notre Dame played Michigan State, did not exist. Well this now has a tie in with the University of Louisville’s basketball team via Peyton Siva.
Lennay Kekua tweeted Peyton Siva during the Cardinals magical tournament run last year saying:
Two former University of Louisville football players – Alex Kupper and Mario Benavides – will take a major step towards what they hope is a professional football career on Saturday night. The two offensive linemen will participate in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Both players talked with Cardinal Authority about the event and their future.
Louisville's reign at No. 1 is likely over after one week.
The Cardinals' focus now is on reclaiming the top spot and holding on when it matters - through the season's end in April - after falling to No. 6 Syracuse 70-68 on Saturday.
''That doesn't bother me at all,'' Cardinals senior guard Peyton Siva said of the team's expected slip when the...
In a matchup between two top 10 teams, it came down to the last possession. Unforutnatley, Louisville came out on the losing end after a Syracuse steal in the closing minute. The game ended 70-68.
Peyton Siva has struggled against Syracuse in the past and this game was no exception. He was 1-9 from the field with only 3 points. In one of the most pivotal possessions of the...
Louisville only occupied the No. 1 spot for a week as its 11-game winning streak was snapped on Saturday.
However, the turnover-minded Cardinals appear poised to get back on track on Tuesday night against Villanova, a team that has struggled to protect the basketball while losing three straight.
Fifth-ranked Louisville (16-2, 4-1 Big East) forces 19.7 turnovers a game, the second...